There are so many cybercriminals and identity thieves trying to steal your information that you have to do everything you can to protect yourself. That's not fair and it's not fun, but it's reality.
Unfortunately, cybercriminals have gotten so good at stealing your information that the FBI estimates that just one type of malware, out of thousands, called ransomware was responsible for $24.1 million stolen from people like you and companies in the United States in 2015.
Your information is particularly at risk when you're using Wi-Fi, especially public Wi-Fi. So, what can you do? One thing you can do is hide your online activities.
That's easier to do than you might imagine. You just log in to a VPN (virtual private network). It hides your gadget's IP address, which is a unique string of numbers that identifies every computer.
The program Surf Anonymous Free, for example, replaces your IP address with another one. Cybercriminals and identity thieves can't find your computer or see your location.
Click on the blue link below. Click on the green Download Now button. Surf Anonymous Free will automatically download. Open the executable file and follow the installation instructions. When it's finished, click on Hide IP and Select Fake Location.